A no-holds-barred, beautifully written biography of perhaps the most underground (and maybe most depraved) filmmaker of all time, written by veteran biographer Jimmy McDonough – and presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a lavish luxury edition of just 1000 copies.
Andy Milligan is perhaps the most compelling lone wolf in cinema history. A dressmaker, actor and puppeteer, Milligan cranked out titles like Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Body Beneath, and The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here! on threadbare budgets. Due to their many limitations, his movies made Milligan the laughingstock of the film industry. McDonough changed all that by providing the necessary context and pathos, allowing these chaotic yet highly personal movies (and their creator) to be seen in a new and sympathetic light.
This book serves as a history of not only the shadowy New York City sexploitation business, but also of the Caffe Cino - a tiny, explosive storefront café many consider to be the beginning of Off-Off Broadway theatre in America. Starring a cast of unforgettable, elusive characters, the gripping narrative of THE GHASTLY ONE turns grimly personal, and it’s told with unflinching honesty by Jimmy McDonough.
McDonough has revised the text for this extraordinary new coffee table art book edition, which is packed full of rare images and memorabilia. THE GHASTLY ONE finally gets the presentation it deserves in this lavish production, which has been overseen by Nicolas Winding Refn and is done in the same oversized format as his stunning poster book, The Act of Seeing.
Destined to be hailed as one of the most beautiful film books ever created,
THE GHASTLY ONE
is an event not to be missed.
Hilarious at times, deeply unsettling,
and ultimately heartbreaking,
THE GHASTLY ONE
will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
THE DELUXE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
THE GHASTLY ONE book: 332 pages, more than 1,000 photos, 12 X 13 ¼ hardcover in slipcase
Each copy individually numbered, with a bookplate signed by Jimmy McDonough and Nicolas Winding Refn
PLUS: Exclusive bonus book: a 300-page collection of Milligan scripts created from his own personal copies done Andy style, raw and real. (It doesn’t even possess an ISBN number.)
PLEASE NOTE: This bonus will book will only be available as part of this Deluxe Limited Edition Package, then it will be gone forever.